SWALLOWING POISON! 2010-05-01 Payment: unpaid and stipend for Lead actors Description:
AFS is seeking non-union actor-singers who move well for SWALLOWING POISON, a new rock musical comedy/drama written by Steve Stopper and Directed by Mark Scott. SWALLOWING POISON! will run at the Theatre at the Ranch In North County from July 12- July 25th with the possibility of a two week extension. Music Rehearsals for lead actors begin May 20th with other performer rehearsals beginning June 1st.
SWALLOWING POISON! is an all original musical revolving around two college age students and a rock concert. Submit your headshot and resume electronically to Stephanie@Americasfinestsound.com Auditions will be by appointment and be held Monday May 10th and Tuesday May 11th 6-9pm at AFS 7507 convoy court San Diego 92111. Callbacks will be Monday May 17th. 6-9pm. Performers are asked to prepare 16 bars of an uptempo musical theatre song in the style of the 1940s. Accompanist provided. All Lead actors will need to be skilled at learning original music. This can be either by a lyric sheet with sheet music or done “karaoke style” being given music with and without vocals. Please bring headshot, resume and sheet music in the correct key. Sides will be provided for those asked to stay and read. Females may also be asked to sing a ballad in the same style.
MAIN CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
JOLENE LEMON (Johnnie): College age (18-22) confident and sarcastic, wide vocal range and strong singing abilities, able to do ballads, yet belt out rock songs (Natalie Mains to Pat Benetar). Good Comedic timing and characterizations (surfer voice, irish accent, southern preachers drawl, etc.) simple dancing
PAULINE MCCARTHY (Paulie): College age (19-22): Wide vocal range, Pure vocal tone with some high range (Sarah Mclaughlin), well spoken and articulate, slender and graceful, dancer physique and stature (simple dancing).
ANDREA LEMON: 30-40’s Johnnie’s mother, sarcastic, attractive, “coyote” type, Pop vocalizations (Gwen Stefani), good comedic timing
JAMES MCCARTHY: (late 30s-40s) Pauline’s father, Warm ballad voice, introspective characterizations
SISTER MARY CHANDLAR: (30’s-50s): Nun and teacher, No vocals, some comedic timing (ala Whoopi Goldberg or Jamaican characterization)
REVEREND MAL MARKIE: (50’s-60’s) gruff Rock and roll voice (Mick Jagger meets Tom Waits) over the top Preacher characterization (ala Jimmy Swaggart) no dance
LISA MCCARTHY: Late 30’s- 40s) Pauline’s dead mother, angelic countenance and demeanor, pure vocal ballad tone (Sarah Mclaughlin)
Casting 6 female ensemble (age 16-24 ) in various forms (bowling ladies, background doo wop singers, character wrestlers, Rockstars, classmates, music fans) Requires background singing, characterizations, light dance)
Casting 6 male ensemble (age 16-24) in various forms (Bowlers, bouncers, music fans) also looking for abilities to perform in airbnand style with multiple characterizations in styles similar to current bands (AC/DC, Sgt. Pepper/Beatles, Doors, Coldplay, ZZ Top, Stones, Greenday)
Casting 2 female children (age 12-14) as the young Paulie and Johnnie. Simple improv and one or two speaking lines.